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Question: We have a non-physician practitioner (NPP) who works with our physicians, and all his work is claimed incident to. Sometimes I’m not sure it’s appropriate. I’m told that as... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Claims for transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495-99496 are up and denials are down, but the rising tide is not lifting some specialties (like neurosurgery) nor some places of service (li... More
Question: We have a non-physician practitioner (NPP) who works with our physicians, and all his work is claimed incident to. Sometimes I’m not sure it’s appropriate. I’m told that as... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Claims for transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495-99496 are up and denials are down, but the rising tide is not lifting some specialties (like neurosurgery) nor some places of service (li... More
Tools
This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.

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